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             Buffalo and Erie County
       Workforce Investment Board, Inc.


On July 1, 2015 a new era in Workforce Development began for the Buffalo and Erie County area. On that day, new legislation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 went into effect.

The Workforce Investment Board (WIB), also known as the Workforce Development Board (WDB), will continue as a private sector driven board with its membership being appointed by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Mayor, Byron Brown. The WIB   is a legislated entity under the act and bears the responsibility for carrying out the provisions of  WIOA.

The new legislation maintains many of the positive elements of its predecessor the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, including maintaining the nation-wide system of One-Stop Career Centers.

WIOA improves the current workforce system, by mandating greater alignment with regional partners in order to deliver more comprehensive services to workers, job seekers and employers. It strives for a more job-driven approach to training and skills development by building closer ties among key workforce partners, business leaders, labor unions, educational institutions and non-profits. For more information on the WIB and WIOA, visit our Frequently Asked Question page (FAQ's).

                   AND INFORMATION
                            Buffalo & Erie County
                      Workforce Investment Board
                                   2014 - 2015
                                 Annual Report
                                   (Click Here)
        "NEW"  Individual Training Accounts
                    Supportive Service Information
               New York State Department of Labor
                        Eligible Training Provider
                            Application Process
                                   (Click Here)
                        Workforce Investment Board
                Local Plan for Buffalo and Erie County
                       July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015
                                   (Click Here)
                Heath Professional Opportunity Grant
        For further information on our HPOG Program
                                   (Click Here)
                       Career Navigator Program
     A highly intensive training program for professional
                   and semi-professional job search.
                           Buffalo and Erie County
                  Health Professions Collaborative
               Program Info/Training Opportunities

Workforce Development Consortium | Workforce Investment Board Buffalo Employment & Training Center
ECC Employment & Training Center
NYS Department of Labor Services Office

City of Buffalo Work Source One Erie County Works
Byron W. Brown
County Executive:
Mark C. Poloncarz





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